Harold Riley Death – Famous Salford Artist Harold Riley has sadly passed away surrounded by loved ones. He died at the age of 88. The details surrounding the actual cause of Harold Riley’s death has not been made public at the time this report was made public. Riley was a student at the Salford Grammar School. In 1951, he was awarded a scholarship to study fine art at the Slade School of Fine Art, which is part of University College in London.
Harold Riley Education
After completing a postgraduate program that lasted for one year at the Slade, he was awarded a scholarship to study in Italy, which was then followed by a grant from the British Council to study in Spain. He then continued his education in Florence and Spain before moving back to Salford, where he has been ever since. In 1957, he successfully finished his National Service as an officer. Riley moved back to Salford in 1960, and that is where he continues to reside and maintain his career.
He believed that the primary purpose of his paintings, drawings, and pictures was to record the city of Salford as well as his life in the city during that time. His strong feelings for his hometown helped to solidify his bond with L.S. Lowry, which had its beginnings when Riley was still a student. The universities of Salford, Manchester, London, and Florence have all bestowed honorary doctorates upon Riley.
Harold Riley Career
Harold Riley, an artist with a reputation that spans the globe, was born in Salford in 1934. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Pope John Paul XIII, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, US Presidents John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, and Nelson Mandela are some of the notable people whose portraits Riley has been commissioned to paint. When Harold was only eleven years old, he made his first painting sale to the Salford City Art Gallery.
When Harold moved back to Salford in 1960, he had the notion that his primary activity would be to create a visual record of his life in the city through paintings, drawings, and photographs. Harold was a student when he first became acquainted with L.S. Lowry; together, they worked on a project to chronicle the area and the people who lived there. Harold’s profound attachment for his hometown helped to solidify their bond. Harold’s photographs of athletic events, most notably golf and soccer, earned him acclaim all around the world.
Harold Riley’s obituary will be released by the family
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